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Saturday, July 05, 2008
Helping You Go to the Toilet
SOURCE: "Advance in Johannesburg, Part 4" by Leonard Sweet. Napkin Scribbles Podcast. 1/1/2008 KEYWORDS: arrogant, context, culture, missional,
Leonard Sweet tells the story of youth on a mission trip to Nigeria.The group shows up and gets off the plane with matching t-shirts.The t-shirt reads, “We are here to help you help yourselves.”The problem is in Nigeria, “to help yourself” is a euphemism for “to go to the toilet.”The youth are all excited, and the Nigerians are laughing at the silly Americans.